What makes Special Fox so special? He has Autism. This causes him to interact differently from your other playmates. However, once you understand more about how he thinks and feels, it is easier to become his friend.Special Fox simplifies the common behaviors of children with Autism spectrum disorder; opening the door for conversation, understanding and acceptance of children with this diagnosis.
The book was published in the Autism Awareness Month, April 2019.
"As a registered behavior technician I think Special Fox by Ibrahim Lasafer captures beautifully the struggles and triumphs of many children with Autism. He focuses on the positive and makes the book digestible for all children which is a wonderful thing."
- Mackenzie Bettmann - Behavior Therapist. Ascend Behavior Partners
"As a twelve-year veteran of special education classrooms experiencing moments of both clarity and confusion about students on the Autism Spectrum, this book perfectly explains students with ASD. This book also serves as a teachable moment for students with peers that have Autism."
- Cherylann Graham - MS. Ed. Special Education
"Ibrahim Lasafer's Special Fox is an engaging story for young readers. Ibrahim's use of rhyme playfully illustrates what life with Autism is like for many children. Special Fox is sure to be loved by all children of all ages."
- Janice Riggs - MA. Elementary Teacher
"The rhyme and beat of the story, along with the amazing colorful pictures, kept my class' attention. After each page, they had many predictions, connections, and inferences. At the end, we had a class discussion that brought tears to my eyes. I felt my heart grow!"
- Catie Goldman - Elementary/Middle School Teacher
"Special Fox is a brilliant book. I loved how Special Fox brought out the life of those with Autism. I could see and hear the "ah-ha" moments in the reflections my students shared after reading the book."
- Debbie Martin, Elementary Teacher
"I have a brother with Autism. When people look at him, they don't understand his behaviors. Thank for the Special Fox to make me and everyone who read it to understand Autism with a simple way."
- Sixth-grade student.
"-Special Fox should be read to every class in every school, so students can know more about Autism to love students with Autism rather than judge them."
- Fifth-grade student
"After reading the Special Fox, I understand my brother who has Autism more!"
- Second-grade student